Hillary Clinton has "earned" at least $12 million since quitting her job as Secretary of State, Bloomberg reports. Sources of income include her underperforming memoir, along with paid appearances at corporate gatherings (e.g. Goldman Sachs) and six-figure speeches at public universities.
Clinton, who owns at least two homes and hasn’t driven a car in decades, is trying to present herself as a champion of hardworking Americans. Bloomberg notes that while Hillary’s so-called earnings "represent a fraction of the Clinton family’s total income," they were ample enough to place her "in the top one-hundredth of the 1 percent." She is the 0.01 percent, and she’s very concerned about income inequality.
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For the sake of providing crucial context, Hillary’s income on an annualized basis works out to about $9 million. That’s $750,000 per month, or $24,658 per day. On average, she "earns" the median American income (about $50,000) every two days. When she’s giving a speech, she makes that much every 15 minutes.
Hillary has argued that getting paid six-figures to sit in a room and say things is one of the best ways she can think of to fight income inequality.
As endearing as it is to see someone so old and rich be so committed to increasing her already massive fortune, voters may be wondering: How much money does she really need?